I think that if politics is just about getting your backside on important seats, then it’s a pretty worthless endeavor.
In a democracy everybody has a right to be represented, including the jerks.
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|Birth:||12th May, 1944|
Chris Patten was born in Cleveleys, United Kingdom. He is a British politician. He is a former chairman of the BBC Trust and serves as Chancellor of the University of Oxford. He began his career in the Conservative Party, serving as Member of Parliament for Bath and joining the cabinet. He accepted a posting as the last Governor and Commander-in-Chief of Hong Kong, and oversaw its handover to the People's Republic of China in July 1997. From 1999 to 2004 he served as one of the United Kingdom's two members of the European Commission.
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